Robert O'Rourke : his experiences in World War II, as told in his own words
On March 5, 2012 Robert "Bob" O'Rourke sat down at his home in Ft. Collins, CO and told of his experiences in World War II. Bob, born and raised in Enid, OK, served in the Navy. He served as a SeaBee on a base in Samar Island, Philippines for two years during the war. He then did stints on a minesweeper, net tender, tanker and LCM until his service was up. After his service, Bob went to college and also married his lovely wife Lou. He would go on to teach school, do counseling and then spent 22 years as a school psychologist. Bob and Lou were married for 59 years until her passing. They have ...
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